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The Batman Gets an HBO Max Spin-off focused on the Gotham PD

The Batman

HBO Max is going heavy with original series based on DC properties and we’re getting a very intriguing one. The Batman is getting a spin-off that will focus on the Gotham police department from Matt Reeves and Terrence Winter. The series has a commitment.

Reeves is currently working on The Batman, the latest reboot of the Batman franchise, and the focus, not surprisingly, is to launch a “Batman universe” across multiple platforms. This is the first project announced under Reeve’s deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

The film reportedly focuses on the corruption in Gotham City which easily leads to a natural series focused on the police department.

The Gotham police department was the focus of the now-canceled Gotham television series as well as a praised comic series. Gotham ran from 2014 to 109 for five seasons and 100 episodes. The comic has been one that many have wanted to see developed into a television series for some time now and focuses on how the Gotham PD operates with the concept of Batman in a city.

Along with this series, HBO Max is also seeing the development of Justice League Dark by JJ Abrams and Bad Robot Productions, an Aquaman animated series, a Green Lantern series, “Strange Adventures,” and a series by Elizabeth Banks called “DC Super Hero High.” Previously on just the DC Universe app, Doom Patrol is airing its second season on HBO Max as well and the Harley Quinn animated series will soon be available as well.

Michael Keaton is in Talks to Return to Batman. It “May Not Happen.”

Batman 1989

Deadline is reporting that Michael Keaton is in talks to return to the role of Batman which he appeared in two films, Batman in 1989 and Batman Returns. This is talks and often talks go nowhere, it’s not a done deal like so many clickbait sites are reporting. Even Deadline says “this deal may not happen.”

Keaton’s Batman would be a “Nick Fury-like role” starting in The Flash starring Ezra Miller. It would have him take on the role in other films like Batgirl. It also doesn’t impact Matt Reeve’s reboot The Batman which stars Robert Pattinson which may pick up the storyline from Batman Returns according to Deadline.

Andrés Muschietti is directing The Flash from a script by Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson. Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco are producing.

DC’s cinematic universe is taking a different approach than the Marvel one. Instead of one narrative, DC is taking an all approach. Every film, tv show, animated film, are all part of a multiverse. Each story can take place on another version of Earth and crossover when needed. Keaton’s Batman connected with the DC television world as it was shown in the recent event “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Then, Miller’s Flash also appeared on the show making all of the entities connected. This approach allows DC more freedom to create standalone films, “hey they take place on a different Earth,” reboot franchises, or a larger vision as was originally attempted with Batman v Superman, Justice League, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman.

Warner Bros. Shifts The Batman, The Flash, and Shazam 2’s Release Dates

The Batman

Movie studios have been shuffling the release dates for many of their films. Warner Bros. is the latest to announce shifts and a trio of comic related films are being impacted and not all are being delayed!

The Batman, the latest reboot of the character starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role and directed by Matt Reeves, will move from June 25, 2021, to October 1, 2021.

The Flash is actually hitting theaters sooner moving up one month. The film will now be released on June 3, 2022 up from July 1, 2022.

Shazam 2 is being delayed from April 1, 2022 to November 4, 2022.

Those Two Geeks Episode Fifty Six: The Mother Of All Tangents (it started with Dan Didio and Wolverine casting rumours)

Alex and Joe talk about Wolverine casting rumours for Captain Marvel II, and start talking about Dan Didio being replaced as DC’s publisher before getting wildly off track (while still staying on topic somehow).

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Matt Reeves Delivers a First Look at The Batman’s Batmobile

Director Matt Reeves has Tweeted a look at his concept for the Batmobile appearing in the upcoming The Batman. The film is a “year one” type story focusing on the early career of the Caped Crusader.

As we can see, his early car is much more grounded than the cool tech we’ve seen in other films. The car looks like a modified GTO. It signals what we might expect for the upcoming film when it comes to that.

Director Matt Reeves Teases His Batman

Director Matt Reeves has posted the first look of Robert Pattison as Batman in the now shooting The Batman. The video was shot by the film’s director of photography Greig Fraser with music by the film’s composer Michael Giacchino.

The look is reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s take on the character in his trilogy. The design has a grounded design about it, like hockey equipment meets skating pads meets police armor. We also get a first look at the new Bat-symbol.

The Batman is set to come to theaters on June 25, 2021.

The Batman – Camera Test from Matt Reeves on Vimeo.

Around the Tubes

New Mutants #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone looking forward to? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for comic shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Report: Matt Reeves’ The Batman has found its Alfred and The Penguin – Some interesting potential casting.

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The Beat – Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists
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Zoë Kravitz Will Play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in The Batman

Catwoman

Rumors have swirled as to who will be seen in The Batman, the next iteration of the popular comic character. It has been revealed that Zoë Kravitz will slide into the role of Selina Kyle, Catwoman in the film. She’ll star opposite Robert Pattinson who will don the cape as Bruce Wayne, Batman.

Kyle/Catwoman has morphed into an antiheroine and sometime love interest for Wayne/Batman. A recent storyline had the two about to be married which didn’t go ahead.

Numerous other actors were rumored for the role including Zazie Beetz, Eiza Gonzalez, and Alicia Vikander.

Production on the film is slated to begin filming in late 2019 or early 2020. The Batman is scheduled to be released on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz is the latest in a long line of defining women to take on the role of Catowman. Actresses to take on the character include Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lee Meriweather, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Camren Bicondova and many more. The character has appeared in comics, television, movies, video games, animation, and radio.

Catwoman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and debuted in Batman #1 published in 1940.

Director Matt Reeves tweeted out the below in response to the news:

Robert Pattinson is “Officially” The Batman

Robert Pattinson

Reports are coming out that a deal has closed and Robert Pattinson will be donning the cowl for The Batman directed by Matt Reeves.

Pattinson beat out Nicholas Hoult for the role and reports yesterday said the two were screen testing today. Variety says “the studio confirmed” that a deal was signed. Deadline has a different take and is reporting that Warner Bros. has “approved” the casting and negotiations will be getting underway.

As with all casting, nothing is official until the studio publicly announces it. So, wait until Warner Bros., Reeves, or Pattinson make an official announcement, which is said to be “imminent.” There’s been numerous clickbait casting reports that have turned into nothing in recent years and in fact some were never even on the table to start.

Pre-production for the film begins this summer and it’s set to come to theaters June 25, 2021.

Expect the official roll out to build excitement and buzz to begin at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con.

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